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2014 Buick Encore

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

  2014 Buick Encore 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
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Invoice $23,193 $20,330
23/33 25/35
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Bottom Line The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. Read Full Review The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover. Read Full Review
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  • Interior quiet and calm
  • Well equipped, including IntelliLink
  • Roomy back seat, ample headroom
  • Flexible interior for good cargo space
  • Handsome two-tone interior trim


  • Overstyled to some eyes
  • Narrow cabin
  • Marginal performance, AWD especially
  • Gas mileage not all that good


  • MINI spirit
  • Interior trim improvements
  • Useful rear seat
  • Abundant personalization options
  • Connectivity features


  • Electric steering feel
  • No paddles on automatic
  • Rear-end look undefined
  • Busy controls and dash
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